Asia Jet Partners Limited of Hong Kong has developed its Chartercard program designed specifically for Asia. The company teamed with Metrojet and its parent company, the Hong Kong Aviation Group, because “they have been operating in Asia since 1978 and have established, first-class infrastructure and personnel in place,” Justin Lee Firestone, founder and CEO of Asia Jet Partners Limited told AIN.
The program is supported by the company’s fleet of five G200s, with Metrojet providing management and maintenance services.
Chartercard requires no long-term commitment, no membership fees and features all-inclusive pricing. There are no extra charges for catering, in-flight telephone or Internet use. The card is activated by placing funds on deposit.
“One hundred percent of what the client deposits goes entirely to flight charges,” Firestone said. “We have created a system that is free of capital commitment, long-term contracts and the risk of depreciating assets; a major issue in the region today.”
Asia Jet’s Chartercard team members are fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. All cabin attendants have been trained in first-class cabin service by Peninsula Hotels, which is also owned by Hong Kong Aviation Group owner Sir Michael Kadoorie.
Said Firestone, “Metrojet knows the system and can often get you in the air to China with as little as 12 hours’ notice, and it has access to hundreds of airports throughout Asia.”